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Thirty Futures: San Antonio Spurs

by Colin McGowan

Dec 22, 2020 4:13 PM

Gregg Popovich has always treated basketball with the correct amount of seriousness, which is to say you let it drive you nuts, until you realize you're being stupid and ease up. Both of those things are important. Read more »

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2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

Dec 21, 2020 1:19 PM

While the Mavericks appear to be the only playoff lock in the division, the Rockets, Spurs, Grizzlies and Pelicans should all at least be in the Play-In mix. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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This Weird NBA Season Has Two Separate Defending Champions

by Micah Wimmer

Aug 7, 2020 8:07 AM

Both the Raptors and Kawhi himself, though separated by the breadth of a continent, have something at stake, a chance to assert that they were the truly indispensable part of last year's triumph and win back-to-back chips. Read more »

Tags: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, NBA

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Suspended Indefinitely: Michael Finley Belongs

by Colin McGowan

Michael Finley wasn't going to be Jordan, or really anything like Jordan. But at 24, 25, 26, his career was still a splintering branch of possibility. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Suspended Indefinitely: Tim Duncan Feels Ageless

by Colin McGowan

Tim Duncan was not actually a computer program; we had been discussing him in metaphor. He was a guy, an extraordinarily talented and temperate guy, choosing to put in the work and make all the right decisions. Read more »
2019-20 Southwest Division Preview

by Keith P Smith

On the Grizzlies' exciting rebuild, Houston's big gamble on Russell Westbrook, Dallas seeing what they have in Doncic and Porzingis, the Pelicans in Year 1 of the Zion era, and the Spurs doing very little but outperforming expectations yet again. Read more »
Thirty Histories: San Antonio Spurs

by Colin McGowan

It all seemed premature and reckless when Gregg Popovich controversially fired Bob Hill in 96-97 and became head coach of the Spurs, until it was proven to be ingenious. Read more »
2019 Western Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
San Antonio Spurs: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This will likely be a transitional offseason for the Spurs in which they improve around the margins and assemble a roster that reaches the playoffs for a 23rd consecutive season. Read more »
By Slaying Legends, Kawhi Leonard Has Become One

by Micah Wimmer

By stopping two potential three-peats by two of the greatest would-be dynasties of the last decade, Kawhi Leonard has established himself as a giant killer, the NBA's version of those legendary dragon slayers of yore. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
The Spurs Against Three-Point Conventional Wisdom

by Matthew Tynan

Basketball has changed drastically over the last decade-plus, and the Spurs have been right there at the forefront of the movement the entire time. But now they're pivoting away from the three-point trend. Read more »
DeMar DeRozan: The All-Star Anachronism

by Micah Wimmer

There's something almost admirable about DeMar DeRozan's distinctiveness, his apparent desire to refine his own style rather than attempt to fit into the prescribed idea of who he, or any modern guard, should be. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

On the offseason moves by the Mavericks, Rockets, Spurs, Grizzlies and Pelicans. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Kawhi Leonard

by Colin McGowan

A player we previously understood as a robotic extension of Gregg Popovich's will has become complicated. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Manu Ginobili

by Colin McGowan

Manu Ginobili was as charismatic a basketball player as has ever lived, and in his sheer adventurousness, he demonstrated the sport's capacity to delight more thoroughly than peers who were objectively better than him. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
The NBA's Coaching Renaissance

by Katie Heindl

What the NBA advocates for off the court matters just as much as what they're enforcing on it, and changing coaching styles contributes to accelerating the overall progression of the league in real time, literally on the clock. Read more »
2018 Western Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Western Conference teams. Read more »